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Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union address because of shutdown — or deliver it in writing (jeu., 17 janv. 2019)
The request, citing security concerns, comes on the 26th day of a partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.
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Trump could announce a second summit with North Korean leader within days (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
The president is expected to receive Kim Jong Un’s envoy at the White House on Friday; an announcement could quickly follow.
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House Democratic leaders bottle up effort to censure Iowa Rep. Steve King (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
Top Democrats were concerned that censure of King over his racial remarks might set a dangerous precedent for policing members’ speech and referred the issue to the House Ethics Committee.
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‘She wields the knife’: Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
The House speaker’s confrontational approach to the president has united Democrats and cheered liberals — but it also carries risks ahead of the 2020 campaign.
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Ann Coulter justifies shutdown: A wall is worth more than ‘the Yosemite gift shop being open’ (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Many blamed Coulter and other conservative pundits for influencing Trump when the shutdown began in December.
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The Democrats’ capitulation to William Barr (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee seem to be looking right past red flags.
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Karen Pence’s job at a school that bans gay employees is latest reminder of administration’s views on LGBTQ issues (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Headed into 2020, expect LGBT rights to be at the center of campaign issues.
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On Day One, Kirsten Gillibrand faces the ‘likable’ question (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
The New York senator and new presidential candidate starts to define herself: as a fighter and a mom, among other things
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Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union address because of shutdown — or deliver it in writing (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
The request, citing security concerns, comes on the 26th day of a partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.
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Barr hearing: Feinstein says she won’t vote for attorney general nominee unless he promises to release Mueller report (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
The comment from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat came on the second day of William Barr’s confirmation hearing.
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‘What have you got left?’: Ocasio-Cortez taunts GOP critics obsessing over her (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Conservative commentary about her intelligence, her clothing and her working-class roots has been so relentless that even some Republicans are coming to her defense.
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Supreme Court justices seem skeptical of Tenn. residency requirement for liquor store owners (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
The court is being asked to square conflict between the states’ power to regulate alcohol and laws meant to discourage protectionist practices.
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Federal agency ‘improperly’ ignored constitutional concerns before allowing Trump to keep lease to his hotel, internal watchdog says (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Trump’s company won the lease several years before he became president.
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General Services Administration ‘ignored’ constitutional concerns by allowing Trump to keep his D.C. hotel lease, watchdog says (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
The GSA disregarded concerns that President Trump’s lease of a government-owned building — the one that houses his Trump International Hotel in Washington — might violate the Constitution when it allowed Trump to keep that lease after he took office, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general. But the report does not recommend […]
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Ann Coulter justifies shutdown: A wall is worth more than ‘the Yosemite gift shop being open’ (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Many blamed Coulter and other conservative pundits for influencing Trump when the shutdown began in December.
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Want to win the 2020 nomination? Maybe wait a bit before announcing. (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
No party presidential nominee since 2000 has declared this early.
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The Democrats’ capitulation to William Barr (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee seem to be looking right past red flags.
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Karen Pence’s job at a school that bans gay employees is latest reminder of administration’s views on LGBTQ issues (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Headed into 2020, expect LGBT rights to be at the center of campaign issues.
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Did Pelosi actually disinvite Trump from giving the SOTU address? Not exactly. (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
The House speaker's letter suggesting Trump postpone his speech, or deliver it in writing, sowed a bit of confusion.
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Trolling Trump and feeding furloughed workers: How brands are wading into the chaos of the shutdown (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Burger King trolled the president's shutdown feast, and other brands have donated food to unpaid federal workers.
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A rebuke from Iowa: ‘It’s time for Steve King to go’ (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Two Iowa newspapers have added their voices to the chorus of people demanding King's resignation.
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Pelosi’s bold letter about postponing Trump’s State of the Union, annotated (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
The full letter, with highlights and analysis.
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Rep. Ed Case said he’s ‘an Asian trapped in a white body.’ His apology didn’t help. (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
A spokesman later clarified that Case was commenting “on what his Japanese-American wife sometimes says about him.”
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Pelosi asking Trump to postpone his State of the Union is her latest power play in this shutdown impasse (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Nothing will enrage Trump more than having a nationally-televised speech where he gets to talk for 45 minutes about himself taken away.
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